Northern Heavy Equipment Operations






Mines et travaux de chantier

Number of credits


Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

900 Hours


Program approved in 2003.

To help students develop the effectiveness in the practice of a trade or occupation, to integrate into the work force, to foster students' personal development and acquisition of occupational knowledge, skills, perceptions and attitudes and to promote job mobility.

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition for equivalent learning

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Job titles

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / CompetencyHours
727231Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process15
727242Apply basic principles of infrastructure construction30
727253Perform maintenance on Northern heavy equipment45
727273Operate a hydraulic shovel45
727284Perform site preparation operations using a hydraulic shovel60
727294Perform excavation operations using a hydraulic shovel60
727303Operate a bulldozer45
727313Perform site preparation and backfilling operations using a bulldozer45
727323Perform excavation operations using a bulldozer45
727343Perform grading operations using a bulldozer45
727355Perform excavation and loading operations using a backhoe loader75
727363Operate a grader45
727376Shape ditches, embankments and roads using a grader90
727383Perform road maintenance operations using a grader45
727394Perform grading operations using a grader60
727407Operate an off-road dump truck105
755001Understand their role vis-à-vis construction industry organizations15
755002Apply rules of health and safety on construction sites30